> Almost all the build systems use names of the form cpu-vendor-kernel-os referred to as the machine triplet.
An astute reader may wonder why a “triplet” refers to a four component name. The reason is history: initially,
three component names were enough to designate unambiguously a machine, but with new machines and
systems appearing, that proved insufficient. The word “triplet” remained.

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@eletious right? I have a feeling the Linux kernel uses 'triplet' as a variable somewhere and it was 'too late' to retrofit? Or just fkn lazy nerds :blobcatdunno:

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